Max Verstappen on pole for the Monaco Grand Prix | Racing News – Times of India

MONACO: Max Verstappen claimed pole for the Monaco Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso conserving the Crimson Bull world champion firm on the entrance row after qualifying on Saturday.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will begin Sunday’s race on the second row alongside the Alpine of Esteban Ocon.
“It’s important to go all out and danger all of it,” mentioned Verstappen.
“I knew I used to be behind, I am very blissful to be on pole for the primary time right here.”
The session was red-flagged when Sergio Perez smashed his Crimson Bull right into a wall leaving final yr’s winner on the rear of the grid.
With overtaking at a premium on the slim twisting streets of the Principality Perez’s misfortune may show expensive for his title problem with the Mexican 14 factors adrift of Verstappen going into this sixth race of the season.
Carlos Sainz within the second Ferrari posted the fifth quickest time to occupy the third row with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
Ocon’s Alpine teammate Pierre Gasly, George Russell of Mercedes, Alpha Tauri’s Yuki Tsunoda and McLaren’s Lando Norris accomplished the highest 10.

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